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Definition/QuoteLiterary Device
When the author specifically tells you a character's traits.
Sensory language that involves sight
When information in the novel allows you to infer a character's traits
Exaggeration used to help the reader understand something.
'She danced as gracefully as a swan.'
An object that hints at a greater meaning or stands in for something significant
'The lazy languid line lingered.'
'The air about them was moving with with delicious fragrence that comes when the sun's touch is gentle.'
“It was wretched weather; stormy and wet, stormy and wet; and mud, mud, mud, deep in all the streets”
'She was having a Jonah day.'
Descriptions of physical sensations
'It was a night when thick fog drifted through the streets.'
'Life is a journey.'
Definition/QuoteLiterary Device
'Fear knocked on the door. Faith answered. There was no one there.'
When the author gives you information or hints at what might come ahead.
When a non-sentient object or idea is treated as if it has human mental traits.
When two or more sentences or phrases have the same sentence structure, but not the exact same words.
The repeated use of a word or phrase for effect
'That filthy nimwit doesn't deserve to live.'
'The clocks of the Eastward churches were striking five, the candles were wasted out, the fire was dead, and the wind and rain intensified the thick black darkness.'
The repetition of sounds at the beginning of words.
Anything in a piece of writing that is not meant literally.
The use of words with high connotative meaning.
'I'll give you the moon and the stars.'
A reference in a novel or poem to a historical event, person, or work of art.

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